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New and Published Books

  1. Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fiction

    By William Vesterman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    How have twentieth-century writers used techniques in fiction to communicate the human experience of time? Dramatizing Time in Twentieth-Century Fiction explores this question by analyzing major narratives of the last century that demonstrate how time becomes variously manifested to reflect and...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Gospel of Wealth in the American Novel (Routledge Revivals)

    The Rhetoric of Dreiser and Some of His Contemporaries

    By Arun Mukherjee

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Business and the businessman have had a fundamental place in American society since the inception of the nation. This tenet, the ‘gospel of wealth’, is a central concern in the novels of Theodore Dreiser and his contemporaries. First published in 1987, this study sets this group of writers in...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  3. V. S. Naipaul (Routledge Revivals)

    By Peter Hughes

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1988, Peter Hughes explores the work of V. S. Naipaul, and the interplay of fictional and non-fictional patters in what is his obsessive vision of human life. Hughes shows how Naipaul’s narratives pair off histories and novels, travel-writing and psycho-biography, reinforcing one...

    Published June 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture

    Immersions and Revisitations

    Edited by Nadine Boehm-Schnitker, Susanne Gruss

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    This book provides a comprehensive reflection of the processes of canonization, (un)pleasurable consumption and the emerging predominance of topics and theoretical concerns in neo-Victorianism. The repetitions and reiterations of the Victorian in contemporary culture document an unbroken...

    Published May 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Literature of the Indian Diaspora

    Theorizing the Diasporic Imaginary

    By Vijay Mishra

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    The Literature of the Indian Diaspora constitutes a major study of the literature and other cultural texts of the Indian diaspora. It is also an important contribution to diaspora theory in general. Examining both the ‘old’ Indian diaspora of early capitalism, following the abolition of slavery,...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Women Writers of the First World War: An Annotated Bibliography

    By Sharon Ouditt

    'They also serve who only stand and wait' The idea of there being a 'women's writing' during the First World War is often dismissed. The war, the story goes, was a masculine domain, and as women did not fight, it is also assumed that they were excluded from a war experience. This bibliography...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Landscape in Children's Literature

    By Jane Suzanne Carroll

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book provides a new critical methodology for the study of landscapes in children's literature. Treating landscape as the integration of unchanging and irreducible physical elements, or topoi, Carroll identifies and analyses four kinds of space — sacred spaces, green spaces, roadways, and...

    Published May 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Images of Crisis (Routledge Revivals)

    Literary Iconology, 1750 to the Present

    By George P. Landow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1982, Images of Crisis explores the premise that literature and art exploit various images to present culturally prevalent ideas, and thus create their own form of iconology. George Landow shows how the tumultuous history of the past two hundred years has resulted in a plethora...

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Cover Stories (Routledge Revivals)

    Narrative and Ideology in the British Spy Thriller

    By Michael Denning

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1987, this title tracks the spy thriller from John Buchanan to Eric Ambler, Ian Fleming and John Le Carré, and shows how these tales of spies, moles, and the secret service tell a history of modern society, translating the political and cultural transformations of the twentieth...

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Kipling and "Orientalism" (Routledge Revivals)

    By B. J. Moore-Gilbert

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1986, this book sets Kipling firmly in the historical context not only of contemporary India but of prior Anglo-Indian writers about India. Despite his enthusiastic reception in England as ‘revealer of the East’, in India he seems to have been regarded as just one more...

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge